Toyama Station

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Toyama Station
富山駅
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Location
Prefecture Toyama
(See other stations in Toyama)
City Toyama
Neighborhood 1-227 Meirinchō
Postal code 930-0001
Address in Japanese 富山市明輪町1-227
History
Opened 1899
Rail services
Operator(s)
Line(s)

Toyama Station (富山駅 Toyama-eki?) is a railway station in Toyama, Toyama, Japan, operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West). It is the biggest terminal station in Toyama. Dentetsu-Toyama Station (電鉄富山駅 Dentetsu-Toyama-eki?), the terminal of the local Toyama Chihō Railway is next to the JR Toyama Station.

Lines[edit]

Toyama Station is served by the following lines.

This station is the starting point of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route to Murodō Station, Mount Tate, and Kurobe Dam.

Station layout[edit]

The station has a "Midori no Madoguchi" staffed ticket office.

Platforms[edit]

The departure melody used for the shinkansen platforms was composed by producer Akira Sudo (ja), who was born in Toyama Prefecture.[1]

Adjacent stations[edit]

Dentetsu Toyama Station
« Service »
Hokuriku Shinkansen
Nagano   Kagayaki   Kanazawa
Kurobe-Unazukionsen   Hakutaka   Shin-Takaoka
Terminus   Tsurugi   Shin-Takaoka
Takayama Main Line
Nishi-Toyama   Local   Terminus
Ainokaze Toyama Railway Line
Kureha Local Higashi-Toyama
Toyama Chihō Railway Main Line
Terminus   Local   Inarimachi
Terminus   Express   Inarimachi
Terminus   Rapid Express   Inarimachi
Terminus   Limited Express "Unazuki"   Terada
Toyama-Shinai Kidō Line
Shintomichō Chitetsubirumae
Toyamakō Line
Terminus - Intekkuhonshamae

History[edit]

Toyama Station opened on 20 March 1899.[2] With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, the station came under the control of JR West.[2]

From 14 March 2015, the station was served by the high-speed Hokuriku Shinkansen following the opening of the extension from Nagano to Kanazawa, providing direct services between Tokyo and Kanazawa.[3]

Surrounding area[edit]

Kitaguchi Entrance (north side)[edit]

  • Canal Park

Minamiguchi Entrance (south side)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 北陸新幹線 発車メロディの決定について [Departure melodies chosen for Hokuriku Shinkansen]. News release (in Japanese). Japan: West Japan Railway Company. 9 December 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] II. Japan: JTB. p. 139. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 
  3. ^ 北陸新幹線、来年3月14日開業 東京―金沢2時間半 [Hokuriku Shinkansen to open 14 March next year: Tokyo - Kanazawa in two and a half hours]. Tokyo Shimbun Web (in Japanese). Japan: Chunichi Shimbun. 27 August 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°42′04″N 137°12′48″E / 36.701217°N 137.213209°E / 36.701217; 137.213209